Pictures of Goddess Minerva

In art, the Greek gods (and goddesses) are usually represented with their Roman name. There are pictures of goddess Minerva, in which she appears with her Roman name, but there are also many cases in which her name in artwork is Athena.

Five coins depicting Janus, Jupiter, Mercury and Minerva, 753 BC-476 AD (metal)

Five coins depicting Janus, Jupiter, Mercury and Minerva, 753 BC-476 AD (metal)
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Minerva

Minerva
Simart, Pierre Charles
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Medallion of Minerva, 1780

Medallion of Minerva, 1780
Pergolesi, Michelangelo
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The goddess Athena / Minerva was also a protector of arts.

Minerva with the Muses

Minerva with the Muses
Stella, Jacques
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Do you remember the painters who would represent another woman as Aphrodite / Venus? Well, Rembrandt represented his wife, Saskia, as the goddess Minerva.

Saskia as Minerva

Saskia as Minerva
Rembrandt van Rijn
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Even if she was also goddess of war, Minerva would always be against irrational bloodshed, that's why she is often represented as opposing god Mars.

Minerva Protects Pax from Mars (Peace and War), 1629-30

Minerva Protects Pax from Mars (Peace and War), 1629-30
Rubens, Peter Paul
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As A Harpy Is Trampled Underfoot And Minerva Overcomes Mars

As A Harpy Is Trampled Underfoot And Minerva Overcomes Mars
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In the next painting, the goddess appears as a statue.

Homage To Minerva

Homage To Minerva
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And a very modern picture of the goddess Minerva:

Minerva

Minerva
Boulet, Susan Seddon
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For pictures of goddess Minerva with her Greek name, Athena, please click here.